born on 15/1/1952 in Bern, BE, Switzerland
Links www.yello.com (English)
Boris Blank (musician)
Boris Blank is the musical part of Yello. He composes the songs and is responsible for the characteristic sound, having the reputation of a perfectionist. Boris considers himself as a constructor of music, starting composing with manipulation of self-recorded samples and finishing the tracks with the participation of invited professional musicians.
Prior to his musical career, Blank worked as a truck driver. As a child he was very interested in music, but had no formal training. He never learned to read musical notation but always was interested in producing new sounds and samples. Blank began experimenting with tape loops and echo effects as a teenager. He recorded watersounds from a bucket of water and played sounds on a homemade bamboo flute. It was in this period he met Carlos Perón. Later, they formed Yello, with Dieter Meier as a conceptualist, vocalist and lyricist.
He also composes and produces solo music, under the name Avant Garden, which is strictly intended for licensing to the film and TV production industry. This music is currently handled by Extreme Music.
Blank was blinded in one eye in a childhood accident while playing with gunpowder and empty bullet shells.
Boris Blank lives in Zürich, with his wife, and daughter Olivia. He is the second cousin twice removed of Scottish businessman Stewart Milne.
- Official site
- Boris Blank (II) at the Internet Movie Database
- Boris Blank interview in Sound On Sound magazine
Boris Blank ·Dieter Meier
Solid Pleasure ·Claro Que Si · You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess · Stella · One Second · Flag · Baby · Zebra · Pocket Universe · Motion Picture · The Eye · Progress and Perfection
1980-1985 The New Mix in One Go ·Essential Yello · Hands on Yello · Eccentrix Remixes
"Oh Yeah" ·"The Rhythm Divine" (with Shirley Bassey) · "The Race"
Ferris Bueller's Day Off ·The Adventures of Ford Fairlane · Nuns on the Run · Space Adventure Cobra · Senseless · Jetzt und alles · Lightmaker
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